I vote for the second option and to get rid of Generics on these interfaces. Why?
I discussed using generics for ID with Emmanuel a little more. The
related change is mostly mechanical but it is a big change so I would
like to see if people have any opinion. Remember that alongside with
transaction changes, we are going towards a generic transactional
modification layer on top of partitions and a transactional search
engine that can work with any partition. Default search engine
achieves what we want in this sense but it works with Store interface
rather than Partition interface. Default Search Engine is designed to
work with generic ID. Store interface also uses generic ID. Now, if we
want to move DefaultSearchEngine to core and want it to work with
Partition interfaces, we have to options:
1)Make partition interface parametrized too. Change it to
Partition<ID> and make it expose master tables and indices using
generic ID. DefaultSearch engine can currently work with such an
interface. We will also make the transactional modification layer use
this parametrized interface.We will also need to implement partitions
using the generic ID type rather than Long or UUID
2) Use UUID all over rather than generics. Basically get rid of
generic ID type. Change search engine to use UUID as well.
First option has the flexibility of changing ID to a different type
but I am not sure it makes sense to change the ID from release to
release. I am inclined to go with the second option at the moment.
On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 5:52 PM, Emmanuel Lecharny <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 11/3/11 4:44 PM, Selcuk AYA wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 12:15 PM, Alex Karasulu<email@example.com>
>>> On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 10:12 AM, Selcuk AYA<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>>> a few points and questions:
>>>> *I am planning to use a common ID for all partitions. I checked Hbase
>>>> partition and it uses UUID as the ID. Is it ok to use this for all
>>> This great and something we wanted to do for a very long time as Emmanuel
>> I am working on JDBM and AVL partitions to make them usee UUID. Also I
>> am making partitions expose their master tabe and indices. For making
>> all partitions use UUID:
>> * I can change partitions to work with UUID directly and make them
>> return master tables as MasterTable<Entry,UUID> and index tables in a
>> similar way
>> *or I can paratmetrize partition interface like Partition<ID> . They
>> can return master table as<MasterTable,ID> and index tables in a
>> similar way. This is looks to me the right way but it eventually leads
>> to more changes.
>> which one do you think is better?
> Let's not use generic when it's not needed...
> Emmanuel Lécharny